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Lucys Favorite Lace Shawl
Lucys Favorite Lace Shawl
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This intricate knit shawl pattern is the perfect summer knitting project. Knit with wonderfully soft yarn, Lucy's Favorite Lace Shawl makes a light and airy wrap for summertime. The blue and white hues compliment this delicate lace pattern and create a sense of casual elegance. This shawl emulates effortless grace and sophistication. Wear this shawl for any occasion. It's comfortable enough for a daytime get-together and fancy enough to wear with a formal dress. Lucy's favorite shawl will become one of your favorites, too.


Knitting Needle Size6 or 4 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(2) Fine (23-26 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge24 sts and 32 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st

Finished SizeApprox 56 ins [142 cm] wide x 22 ins [56 cm] deep at center back

Materials List

  • Patons Lace (85 g/3. oz;455 m/498 yds) Porcelain (33129)—2 Balls
  • Size 4 mm (U.S. 6) circular knitting needle 36 ins [90 cm] long or size needed to obtain tension


Beg at center back, cast on 5 sts. Working back and forth across needle in rows, proceed as follows:

1st row: K2. yo. K1 (place marker on last st for center st). yo. K2. 7 sts.
2nd and alt rows: K1. Purl to last st. K1.
3rd row: K2. (yo. K1) 3 times. yo. K2. 11 sts.
5th row: K2. yo. K3. yo. K1. yo. K3. yo. K2. 15 sts.
7th row: K2. yo. K1. (yo. K2tog) twice. yo. K1. (yo. ssk) twice. yo. K1. yo. K2. 19 sts.
9th row: K2. yo. Knit to center st. yo. Knit center st. yo. Knit to last 2 sts. yo. K2. 23 sts.
11th row: K2. yo. K1. (yo. K2tog) 4 times. yo. K1. (yo. ssk) 4 times. yo. K1. yo. K2. 27 sts.
13th row: As 9th row. 31 sts.
15th row: K2. yo. K1. (yo. K2tog) 6 times. yo. K1. (yo. ssk) 6 times. yo. K1. yo. K2. 35 sts.
17th row: As 9th row. 39 sts.
19th row: K2. yo. K1. (yo. K2tog) 8 times. yo. K1. (yo. ssk) 8 times. yo. K1. yo. K2. 43 sts.
20th row: As 2nd row. Last 4 rows establish pat. Cont in pat as established, inc 4 sts on every RS row and working 2 more reps of (yo. K2tog) and (yo. ssk) on each side of center st every 4th row for 70 more rows.183 sts.
Next row: (RS). Knit.
Next row: Knit.
Next row: Purl.
Next row: Knit.
Next row: (RS). Work 1st row of Chart I across next 5 sts. (Work 1st row of Chart II across next 6 sts) 29 times. Work 1st row of Chart III across next 4 sts.
Next row: Work 2nd row of Chart III across next 4 sts. (Work 2nd row of Chart II across next 6 sts) 29 times. Work 2nd row of Chart I across next 5 sts.
Next row: Work 3rd row of Chart I across next 5 sts. (Work 3rd row of Chart II across next 6 sts) 29 times. Work 3rd row of Chart III across next 4 sts. 243 sts. Charts I, II and III are now in position. Keeping cont of charts, cont in pat until 58 rows of charts are complete. 423 sts.
Next row: (RS). Knit.
Next row: Knit.
Next row: Purl. Cast off loosely knitwise (WS).

Lucy's Favorite Lace Shawl Chart

Lucy's Favorite Lace Shawl Key


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I want to knit this, but am concerned about comments about mistakes in pattern, I don't want to spend a lot if time and effort only to find out the project won't work. Has anyone completed this shawl? Would appreciate any tips or advice anyone has to offer. Thanks for your input. Jeanette

Paton's patterns on their website have had errors before. Can you check with the designer or the Paton staff to ask for the correction? The comments below show that there is indeed a problem with the pattern.

I am on row 13 of chart I and it shows a double decrease on the last stitch (on chart II row 13 as well). However, there are only 2 stitches left in the section. How do I do a Sl1,K2tog,Psso on 2 stitches??

I agree, the 20 th row instructions are confusing. I have knitted 94 rows per instructions and the shawl looks too small compared to the picture. Help.

Hi Jamgal76 3944304, We have just checked with the pattern on the Patons website and have verified that there is no missing information. Hopefully this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

I like the contrast in colors. This pattern would not look so striking when using a solid color. This is, without a doubt, going onto, "my must knit list."

I'm having trouble understanding a part of this pattern. The 20th row instructions are confusing. Please help!

The 20th row is row 2, which is K1, purl to last stitch, k1 on the last stitch. the rest of the directions are for the shawl in consecutive rows to get you to the next stitch count, so they would be followed as written, they should not have made it a run on sentence with the row 20 instructions, it can only cause confusion.


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